Windmills in the ocean

Underway sur & # 39; serious discussions and negotiations regarding the possibility of building wind turbines at the coast of the states of Delaware and Maryland. During warmer months, the resort area is thriving in the amount of about 500 000 people, and efforts in Ocean City, MD through conventions and festivals, have made it almost round the year.

With such a big crowd there is a need for large amounts of electricity, and the question of how to put it. Recent attempts to build windmills on top of mountains of Western Maryland failed, mainly because the huge structures will attract beautiful views.

Windmills, which are considered to ocean waters, will be nearly 25 stories. It is likely that they will be located at least 3 miles offshore, where federal waters start, but most likely, they will be closer to 12 miles from the coast in order to avoid their view. Redemption is the higher cost of an additional cable connection required to undergo further away from the sea, but it will have a minimal impact on the main reason why people are flocking to the region, and this, of course, sand, surf and sun.

The governors of Maryland and Delaware support this idea, as do the government representatives in Ocean City, provided that windmills do not fall within the field of view. However, one should take into account the environment, and how these structures can affect the oceanic wildlife. Practical knowledge exists about the potential impact because mills use wind turbines off the coast of England and Belgium for several years without causing significant impact on the environment.

With a free and rich wind, which should not affect the value of the property industry and, for many people this is a winning scenario. And who knows, maybe these giant fans can be unscrewed backwards to blast hurricanes from the shore, or increase the size of the waves to get great opportunities for surfing. . . or not.